The Indonesia Dental Exhibition & Conference (IDEC) welcomed more than 350 brands and companies from 14 countries during its grand opening today at the Jakarta Convention Center. Organised by Koelnmesse Pte Ltd and PT Traya Eksibisi Internasional, in partnership with the Indonesian Dental Association (PDGI), IDEC 2023 will run from 15-17 Sep for its third edition after returning from a four-year hiatus.
Under the theme “The Transformation of Dental Health Resilience”, IDEC serves as a strategic platform for participants to pick up new skills and knowledge, and continuously future-proof their skillsets. IDEC 2023 will provide knowledge transfer through 26 scientific seminars by 29 expert speakers from various countries. The topics address the current trends and needs in oral and dental health, including management of deep margin defects, dental treatment management for geriatric patients, and psychosomatic dentistry in Japan.
Director general of pharmacy and medical devices for the ministry of health, Dr Dra Lucia Rizka Andalucia, officiated the inaugural ceremony where she expressed her appreciation for the consistent and committed efforts of IDEC in promoting the advancement of the dental industry in the country.
Chairman of IDEC 2023, drg Diono Susilo emphasised that PB PDGI is striving to bridge various parties to collaborate on improving the public’s oral health and advancing the dental industry in Indonesia. “Through IDEC, we aim to enhance knowledge and technology, expand networks, and build unity,” he said.
The first day was attended by the director for meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition, Mrs Masruroh; chairman of the Indonesian Dental Association (PB PDGI), drg Usman Sumantri, MSc; and the managing director and vice president Asia-Pacific of Koelnmesse, Mathias Kuepper.
“Through IDEC 2023, we hope that local dental health industry players can showcase their best products and adapt to technological advancements from other countries to continue creating technology-based solutions for dental and oral health issues in the country,” said drg Usman Sumantri.
“IDEC 2023 boasts a remarkable 20% increase in exhibition size since 2019. Within this expansive showcase, we are proud to host 65 new companies, marking their debut appearance at IDEC, alongside the distinguished presence of three national pavilions from China, Germany, and South Korea. This diverse congregation of exhibitors underscores the significant interest and participation within Indonesia’s dental industry, reflecting its emergence as a focal point of innovation and growth,” said Kuepper.
The remaining two days of IDEC 2023 will be filled with exciting exhibits and seminars where attendees are looking forward to booth presentations and workshops by brands like GC Asia, Morita, Cobra Dental, and Pacific Dental. The business matching programme will also offer more opportunities to network and build leads, which will help dental professionals set up meetings and engage with exhibitors or attendees.
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